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Photinia X fraseri 'Red Robin' | Red Robin | Ornamental Garden Tree | 5-6ft

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The Red Robin is hardy and will endure frost conditions down to -8°C. It thrives well in fertile, well drained soil. To achieve the best leaf colour and the most flowers, plant in full sun with some shelter.

The name Photinia comes from the Greek word for shiny, in respect to their leaves. Their common name is Christmas Berry tree because of the small fruits that are sometimes present from autumn until Christmas. Photinia × fraseri varieties are also known as Red Tip Photinia. HS)Girth 5-6cm: Half Standard,15L pot, around 80-100cm clear trunk and head *20-50cm wide and tall. If you have planted large root balled hedging, if your water conditions are correct, it may be the plant reacting to its change of environment and is under a little stress, but once it gets going it should be ok. The plant is generally under stress if the foliage has purple/brown spotting. A cold winter may also cause a more mature plant to be stressed. Hunger: Red Robin’ has glossy evergreen leaves all year round, and rich red new foliage. It also produces a froth of small cream flowers from late spring. Once established, this shrub will grow fast, but regular clipping can keep it down to size and also stimulate colourful new shoots. A smaller version called 'Little Red Robin' grows to about 1.5m (5ft) tall. Flowers: In late spring to early summer, Photinia Red Robin produces small, creamy-white flowers in clusters. While the individual flowers are not particularly showy, they can attract pollinators.

P. serratifolia Pink Crispy– bright pink young leaves that are later marbled light and dark green. White flowers in summer, followed by small red fruits. If you have a newly planted hedge that and is losing its leaves and not looking as bright as it should, it may not be getting enough water. It should not be let get too dry in the first year. If planted in a dry time you will need to water it in well and water it a few times a week- weather dependant. Too much water (waterlogged): P. villosa– small deciduous treewith white flowers in early summer, red fruits, and red/orange autumn foliage. Dislikes chalky/alkaline soil. We don’t sell Red Robin bare rooted at the moment as we feel they are better coming from a pot or root wrapped as there more likely to grow into a stronger plant and less chance of the plant dying. Planting tips Distance apart:

For more on the various species, including photos, growing advice and where to buy them, go to RHS Find a Plant and search for ‘Photinia’.For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below. Watering Size: Depending on the pruning and maintenance, Photinia Red Robin can grow as a large shrub or a small tree, reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) or more. This attractive Photinia full standard tree is used often for evergreen screening because it is tall, above the fence line and has such attractive foliage and pretty white flowers in late spring, early summer.

P. beauverdiana – deciduous tree with red foliage in autumn, white spring flowers and red berries. Dislikes chalky/alkaline soil.This versatile evergreen grows well in most garden soils however it grows best in fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Did you know? The considerations that guide pot sizes are water, nutrition, drainage, wind and mobility with a general rule of thumb of bigger is better. Ask two different experts on pot sizes and get four different opinions. The size that is best for you depends on what you want to achieve. The best we can offer is a mature Red Robin at around 4m tall will likely need around 150 litres which is more than one person can lift on their own. If you live in a windy area, you will need a larger container or need to use alternative measures to keep it from blowing over such as weighting the pot, tying the pot or tree down, using sheltered areas or even partially burying it. Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

In a double-row hedge arrangement with staggered rows, you can space the plants in the rows about 3 to 4 feet (90 to 120 centimeters) apart.You can also plant Photinia Red Robin in containers so enabling you to move the tree to your heart's content. Remember that if the pot is too small it will restrict the size of the tree and will require feeding and watering more often than if it was in the ground. Our rule of thumb is the bigger the pot, the less risk you have of damaging or killing the tree. The Photinia Red Robin is very good for topiary and other ornamental uses. In mid-spring, clusters of attractive ivory white flowers appear. In autumn the leaves turn to a bronze green. This tree is evergreen, adding to its year round appeal and keeping it interesting in winter when other plants are stark and bare.

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